poverty

New project shares context for local communities

New project shares context for local communities

According to the 2017 U.S. Census, 22 percent of Pittsburgh residents live below the poverty line. That means nearly 1 in 5 people on the streets of Pittsburgh are living in poverty, compared to the national average of 14.6 percent. In recent months, there has been plenty of coverage about the unity of the people […]

Politicians should consider merits of Universal Basic Income

Politicians should consider merits of Universal Basic Income

02/14/2019 By Timothy Rush | Staff Columnist Money. We all want it, and we all need it. Money is the quantitative tool that we use to purchase the goods and services we need to survive and get what we want. Society is built around this very concept. Our labor is purely based around the paycheck […]

Details emerge on adjunct’s final months

Details emerge on adjunct’s final months

By Julian Routh | News Editor The late adjunct whose death prompted outrage was in the early stages of filing a discrimination lawsuit against Duquesne, her attorney said. Documents given to The Duke this week detail the events leading up to Margaret Mary Vojtko’s death on Sept. 1. On July 18, Vojtko, with help from […]